"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Friday, March 22, 2013

thinking of you...

Hello friends!!  The weekend is here... YAY!   We have been having some typical PacNW weather this week:  rain, wind and sunshine... all in one day or even in one hour, lol!  I'm not complaining though.  We had a really mild winter and I will take that over all the snow that they get in the Midwest any day!!  Anywhoo... I got a chance to make a card today for a couple of challenges:  CAS Colours and Sketches and Cardabilities.  I haven't done a Cardabilities challenge in ages and really wanted to make something using the current sketch.   Since this week is color week at CAS Colours and Sketches the two challenges were a perfect fit. 
 
I hadn't intended on using two different polka dot papers for the card, but after fiddling around for a while trying to find a patterned paper in a Soft Suede-type color I had to give up because I couldn't find anything that worked.   I think that the SU! River Rock color (the sort of beige-green color) needs to be put with a bolder color like the red to make it work.  The bird (Memory Box Perched Reed Bird) was die cut from the Soft Suede color and then embossed with the Swiss Dot (along with one of the little white banners) for some added texture as well as to tie them into the whole polka dot thing I had going on.  All the banners were die cut using my favorite dies EVER... My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Stax dies.  The sentiment if from a Hero Arts/BasicGrey set called Enjoy.

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; Patterned Paper:  Stampin Up!; Dies:  My Favorite Things & Memory Box; Stamps:  Hero Arts/BasicGrey; Ink:  Tuxedo Black; Swiss Dot EF

23 comments:

Greta said...

This is wonderful, Rosemary! All the polka dots really work--very appealing card!

Jacqueline said...

i love polka dot papers and i love your card too - thanks so much for playing along at CAS - Colours and Sketches this week - Jacqueline xx

Suze Bain said...

Fab polka dots and these colours look great together. Xx

Valerie said...

Fab combo of papers and that bird is gorgeous Rosie:) Great layout!
Val x

Lindsey said...

Ooh I do like. All the dots work really well together!

Jo said...

Such a sweet card!

Louise van Vuren said...

Love the dots and the curled edges on your banners. You have made a beautifully CAS card with our colours this week. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours and Sketches

Louise xx

Shelly said...

Such a sweet card! :)

Lynn said...

Such a sweet CAS card. Love the mix of dots grounded by the dotted Kraft bird. Thanks for joining us at Cardabilities.

Kristi said...

So pretty! I like the polka dots together:they really compliment each other!

Christine said...

Wow, what a great card, I love that paper!
Hug
Christine

mypapercraftworld said...

oooh, polka dot pp and dotted embossing too ... a recipe for splendid! Anita :)

CathyMc said...

I think your polka dots are a real winner Rosemary! Thanks for joining us at Cardabilities.

Kim S said...

It's perfect in all ways!

Karen Haman said...

Love the card! All the polka dots are awesome! Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

Faith A said...

Oh! simply wonderful

Michelle said...

such a cute bird!!! love all the polka dots, Rosemary!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

WOW! Love your polka dots and a little bird! Thank you for playing alone with Cardabilities!

Vera said...

such a sweet cute card!!

Thanks for joining us at cardabilities!

vera

Paula Knall said...

Lovely card Rosemary... I may have to CASE it! Thank you for joining us at CAS colours and Sketches. Paula xx

Adriana B said...

lovely work, love the polka dots and little bird :)

Marcie S. said...

I really love your CAS style! The polka dots really bring everything together nicely! Thanks for playing along with Cardabilities!

LeAnne said...

Looooooove this! So cute!